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Bienfaits camomille pour la peau

What are the benefits of chamomile for the skin?

Used in natural medicine since antiquity and in cosmetics for its anti-inflammatory and illuminating properties, chamomile has gradually established itself in our beauty routine. Let's focus on the benefits it brings to the skin.

What is chamomile?

Chamomile, also known by its scientific name of Chamomilla recut, belongs to the Asteraceae family. A perennial herbaceous plant, it is recognized by its yellow and white flowers standing alone on a stem. It comes in different varieties, such as German chamomile, great chamomile, or Roman chamomile, the latter being the most widespread in cosmetics.

From its flowers, steam distillation allows for the extraction of two distinct fractions, the essential oil and the hydrosol, both of which are used for cosmetic applications.

The benefits of chamomile for the skin.

When applied topically, chamomile has several benefits:

  • Rich in flavonoids, active ingredients with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties, this spring flower soothes irritations such as psoriasis and eczema. It is therefore recommended for daily care of sensitive skin prone to irritations and redness.

  • It soothes the burning sensations associated with excessive sun exposure.

  • It revitalizes dull complexions and restores radiance to tired skin.

Ourhydrating cleansing milk contains chamomile hydrosol combined with 0.5% ofhyaluronic acid andcoconut oil. This skincare product removes impurities without drying out the skin. It is formulated with gentle, biodegradable, and naturally derived surfactants that create a delicate foam to cleanse the skin while maintaining its balance.

How to use chamomile hydrosol?

Using a cotton pad, apply the chamomile hydrosol morning and evening on clean, dry skin before your serum or your moisturizing cream.

To soothe ocular conditions of delicate and sensitive skin and to reduce dark circles, soak a sterile compress and apply it to the eyes for a few minutes.

The hydrosol of chamomile can also be mixed with green clay, known for its sebum-regulating properties, to create a purifying and anti-blemish mask suitable for combination to oily skin types.

How to preserve chamomile hydrosol?

Hydrosols are products fresh and pure, devoid of preservatives. Therefore, they are sensitive to pollutants, heat, and light. The chamomile hydrosol should be stored in a dry place, shielded from light, in its glass bottle. After each use, make sure to securely close its lid and keep it for a period of six months after opening. If you notice a change in appearance or smell, discontinue using your hydrosol.

Sources

  • GUPTA S. & al. Extraction, characterization, stability and biological activity of flavonoids isolated from chamomile flowers. Molecular and cellular pharmacology (2009).

  • KAUSHIK D. & al. Pharmacological Potential of Matricaria recutita. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (2010).

  • DALMAS P. Guide des eaux florales et hydrolats (2016).

  • SCHILCHER H. & al. Chamomile industrial profiles. Taylor & Francis Group.

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